Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13th from 5 to 7pm Complimentary refreshments
This Spring, JAYJAY is featuring two floral inspired artists; paintings by Mary Warner and ceramic sculpture by Kris Lyons.
Mary Warner is a very skillful painter of a dramatic version of realism. Her large-scale flower portraits invite the viewer into the heart of her blossoms with breath-taking colors that push dramatic dimensions onto each and every petal. When viewing up close, the flower’s form disappears into vibrant blocks of color and simple geometric shapes. Lovely curved lines harmonize to create beautifully rendered flowers that one can almost inhale. Warner received her MA at CSU Sacramento in 1974.
Kris Lyons slip casts a variety of found objects and skillfully disguises their origins to form enigmatic sculptures that are both playful and thought provoking. Collaged with enamel paint and nylon flocking, these sculptures possess a floral flavor. When viewing Lyons’ clay sculptures, associations of pots and pottery never enter the mind. They are elevated pieces that materialize into imaginative hybrids resembling sci-fi gadgets, children’s toys, or floral bouquets. Lyons received her BA at Alfred and her MFA at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 to 4 and by appointment